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At 15:09 20/02/2021 -0800, Nobody Noname wrote:
On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:27 AM Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
The (Excel) file is the draft for the preparation of a questionnaire - to be translated into several languages (although the one I am currently working on has only 3 languages). Means: I want certain columns ONLY to be set to German, while others next to it are set to English and Japanese. Applying the language to the entire document does not do this trick.

I did a little test and was able to reproduce your problem with the Column > Format Cells > Font > Polish (which is just the test language I used). I could reproduce the problem when working with the document as an .xlsx or .xls file, but the problem does NOT exist when I used a .ods file. So the issue seems to be specific to LibreOffice operating with Excel files. You might want to report it as a bug:

Sorry, but you are assuming that this is a problem with LibreOffice's ability to save in a Microsoft Excel format, and that the fault is therefore LibreOffice's. But do we know that it is possible to save a spreadsheet document in Excel format with different columns marked as being in different languages? That's the same question, effectively, as "Can you set different languages for different parts of a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel itself?" I don't know that you can. If not, the deficiency is with Microsoft's formats, and the bug report should probably go to them instead.

Brian Barker

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